National Diary of Events

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Apr 2020 State Event Details Flyer Contact
Sat 4 Apr SA JVC Square Dance Victor Harbor
POSTPONED ** 6TH BIRTHDAY ** POSTPONED
** THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED - MORE DETAILS WILL BE GIVEN WHEN AVAILABLE **

1.30pm to 4pm - then Snack time
Victor Harbor Lutheran Church Hall, 21 Adelaide Road, Victor Harbor 5211
$10 includes 2 raffle tickets
Please bring a plate of nibbles for Afternoon Snack
John Casey
ph: 0400 611 211

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Mon 6 Apr to
Wed 8 Apr
NSW AUSTRALIAN ROUND DANCE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE 2020 + TWO DANCE PARTY NIGHTS
St. Hilda's Anglican Church Hall, 68 Katoomba St, KATOOMBA
Monday 6th April - 9.00 to 4.45 pm ALL DAY
Tuesday 7th April - 9.00 to 4.45 pm ALL DAY
Wednesday 8th April - 9.00 to 12 pm HALF DAY
Then we unwind together in the afternoon with a 'mystery event'. Cost of 'mystery event' is not inc. in registration.
With ARDA Education Officers Paula & Warwick Armstrong, supported by up to 4 overseas personnel and fellow Aussie teacher/cuers will keep you on your toes - literally speaking
If you wish to have a cuppa or two and lunch YOU WILL NEED TO REGISTER
ARDA Members $65.00 pp
Non ARDA Members $95.00 pp
Simply email Carol arda.secretary@gmail.com for a registration form; complete and pay your dollars into the bank - job's done
How easy is that?
ARDA Conference Info (939KB PDF)
ARDA Secretary

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Thu 9 Apr NSW SPECIAL PRE-CONVENTION DANCE WITH RANDY DOUGHERTY (USA)
The Australian Callers Federation invites you to a special pre-Convention dance with RANDY DOUGHERTY (USA)
7.30 to 10.30 Mainstream & Plus
Blackheath Community Centre, Great Western Hwy, Blackheath (13 mins from Convention venue)
Tickets $15 pre-booked or $20 at the door
This dance is open to all on a first come, first served basis. Tickets are limited due to the size of the hall.
This dance will be held the evening prior to the start of the 2020 National Square Dance Convention at Wentworth Falls over Easter weekend.
Our special guest caller for this dance is RANDY DOUGHERTY, a great caller and entertainer from the USA. Randy has been to Australia once before for a weekend at Figtree about 25 years ago.
The area encompassing the Blue Mountains is truly beautiful. Make sure that you have plenty of time to see what nature has created, as well as attending the Convention...it really is worthwhile.
As the Convention is over the Easter weekend, accommodation, while plentiful in the area, is usually fully booked out well before the long weekend. It would be advisable to check it out now...there are lots of neat places to stay within a 10 minute drive of the Convention venue.
Fri 10 Apr to
Tue 14 Apr
NSW CANCELLED ** 61ST AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL SQUARE DANCE CONVENTION ** CANCELLED
** PLEASE NOTE ** THE CONVENTION HAS BEEN CANCELLED. PLEASE REFER TO THE CONVENTION WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

The 61st Australian National Square Dance Convention will be held in the majestic Blue Mountains, over the Easter weekend in 2020
The venue is Blue Mountains Grammar School, Wentworth Falls NSW
Convenors David & Rosalind Todd

Secretary Louise Anderson

Registrar Rufina Cheng

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Fri 24 Apr to
Sun 26 Apr
VIC 8TH AUSTRALIANA SPECTACULAR 2020
Peninsula Community Theatre Complex, Cnr Nepean Hwy & Wilsons Rd, Mornington, Victoria
Your callers for the weekend:
Dave Preskitt (Germany)
James Reid (Australia)
Jaden Frigo (Australia)
Registration form (951KB PDF)
Jaden
ph: 0400 878 259

Website
May 2020
Sat 16 May to
Sun 17 May
QLD Suncoasters Square Dance Club
GOLDEN CELEBRATIONS - OUR 50TH BIRTHDAY
Sunshine Coast Square Dance Centre, 260 Dixon Road, Buderim, Queensland
Saturday Afternoon dance 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm all levels
Saturday Night dance 7.00 pm - 10.00 pm Rounds and Mainstream
2 sessions Cost $ 8.00 per session
On Saturday the hall will remain open between the afternoon and evening sessions, showers available
BYO basket tea & relax in our peaceful garden setting, or there are several food outlets nearby
A food contribution towards the Supper will be appreciated
Sunday Morning dance 10.00 am - 12 noon all levels (Cost $ 8.00)
BBQ Lunch 12 noon - 1.30 pm provided free to all who RSVP
Sunday Social and afternoon tea (no dancing) 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm for present and past members, and our many friends who have danced with us. Afternoon tea and refreshments will be provided (Once again for catering purposes please RSVP by the 18th April)
Callers/Cuers planning to attend please register for your spot on the programme with Nev or Bev
RSVP/Contact Dates: CATERING BY 18th APRIL, CALLERS/CUERS BY 1st MAY
Nev
ph: 0417 729 263

Bev
ph: 0427 135 442, 07 5445 1238
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Jul 2020
Mon 6 Jul to
Fri 10 Jul
NSW Northern NSW Square Dance Association
NORTH COAST CALLERS SCHOOL
Lismore Heights Sports Recreation & Community (Bowls) Club, 181 High St, Lismore Heights, 2480
Instructor: Matthew Mills
Refer to registration form for programme details
Registration form (100KB PDF)
Frances McAllister
ph: 0407 663 017

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Aug 2020
Sat 1 Aug QLD Suncoasters Square Dance Club
DATE CLAIMER - 35TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS
Sunshine Coast Square Dance Centre, 260 Dixon Road, Buderim, Queensland
We would love to see you here to help us celebrate. It would be great time for a TAWS reunion as this is where it all started on one of the early Anniversary celebrations
Nev & Bev McLachlan
ph: 07 5445 1238, 0427 135 442, 0417 729 263

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Fri 21 Aug to
Sun 23 Aug
NSW Northern NSW Square Dance Association
28TH WOOLGOOLGA GALA WEEKEND
Brian Hotchkies (Squares), Jane Rayner (Rounds)
Woolgoolga Diggers Club, 17 Beach Street, Woolgoolga (28kms North of Coffs Harbour)
Full Mainstream & Plus
Raffles, continuous Tea, Coffee, Biscuits
Refer to registration form for full details
Registration form (98KB PDF)
Frances McAllister

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Fri 28 Aug to
Sun 30 Aug
SA South Australian Square Dance Society
45TH SOUTH AUSTRALIAN STATE SQUARE DANCE CONVENTION
Port Broughton Community Hall, Port Broughton
Feature caller is Jaden Frigo
Our theme is STEAMPUNK!
Accommodation Info (628KB PDF)
Registration Form (148KB PDF)
What is STEAMPUNK?
Convenor (April)
ph: 0433 999 362

Secretary (Chris)

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Sep 2020
Wed 2 Sep QLD Hervey Bay Square Dance Club
WELCOME DANCE BEFORE THE STATE CONVENTION
With popular guest caller James Reid
When you book your accommodation for 2020, maybe you want to extend your stay and include the extra dates for more fun & dancing.
Venue : Dan Dinna House, 459 Boat Harbour Drive, Torquay 4655
Starting at 7pm, Mainstream with a touch of PLUS
Cost: $6.00 pp, includes supper.
Erin
ph: 0424 94 9944
Samantha
ph: 07 4125 4173

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Fri 4 Sep to
Sun 6 Sep
QLD Queensland Callers' Association
39TH QCA QLD STATE CONVENTION
Hosted by Hervey Bay Square Dance Club Inc as a Floral Fiesta
There'll be flowers galore, and so much more.
Venue 1: Senior Citizens Club, 28 Totness St, Torquay 4655 - Airconditioned venue
Venue 2: Dan Dinna House, 459 Boat Harbour Drive, Torquay 4655
Weekend Registration:
Early Bird $50.00 (ends 31st May 2020)
Standard $60.00 (from 1st June 2020)
Registrations available on-line; squaredancingherveybay.com.au
For updates & details check our website.
Registration Form (309KB PDF)
Accommodation List (707KB PDF)
Betty
ph: 07 4128 9238
Samantha
ph: 0480 104 896

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Mon 7 Sep QLD Hervey Bay Square Dance Club
THANK YOU AND FAREWELL DANCE
With popular guest caller Gary Petersen
When you book your accommodation for 2020, why not extend your stay and include the extra dates for more fun & dancing.
Venue : Senior Citizens Club, 28 Totness St. Torquay 4655
Starting at 7pm, Mainstream with a touch of PLUS
Cost: $6.00 pp, includes supper.
Erin
ph: 0424 94 9944
Samantha
ph: 07 4125 4173

Website
Oct 2020
Fri 2 Oct to
Sun 4 Oct
NSW Hunter Valley Square Dance Society
HUNTER VALLEY WEEKEND 2020
Featue caller Brian Hotchkies
Rounds with Ed Coleman
West Wallsend High School, 2 Appletree Road, West Wallsend NSW
Book your accommodation early
Accommodation List
Lyn
ph: 0490 153 691
Fri 16 Oct to
Sun 18 Oct
NSW Northern NSW Square Dance Association
6TH ARMIDALE NEW ENGLAND WEEKEND
James Reid (Squares), Ed Coleman (Rounds)
Full Mainstream & Plus
Raffles, continuous tea, coffee and biscuits
Refer to registration form for full details
Registration form (87KB PDF)
Frances McAllister

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Fri 23 Oct to
Sun 25 Oct
QLD Cane Country Squares Bundaberg
DATE CLAIMER - MATTHEW MILLS 20 YEARS OF CALLING IN 2020
Coronation Hall, 71 High St, Walkervale, Bundaberg
Featuring guest callers Steve Turner and Nev & Bev McLachlan
Matthew
ph: 0418 479 814, 07 4152 5051

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Fri 23 Oct to
Sun 25 Oct
VIC Eastern 8's Bairnsdale
7TH ANNUAL RIVIERA ROUND UP
Featuring Brian Hotchkies
Hosted by Eastern 8's Square Dance Club
Mainstream & Plus
Boucher Hall, Bairnsdale Victoria
Registrations close September 2020
Max and Nancy Hodder
ph: 0427 545 266

Colin Lamble (Registrations)
Nov 2020
Fri 6 Nov to
Sun 8 Nov
VIC Australiana Dancers
4TH BY THE SEA WEEKEND
Stefan Sidholm (Sweden) will be calling on the Mornington Peninsula in November 2020!
Mainstream, some Plus/A & Rounds
Fri 13 Nov to
Sun 15 Nov
VIC Australiana Dancers
3RD PENINSULA ADVANCED & CHALLENGE FESTIVAL
Stefan Sidholm (Sweden) will be calling on the Mornington Peninsula in November 2020!
Main Ridge
Dec 2020
Mon 28 Dec NSW Shire Dance Lessons
AN EVENING OF POST-XMAS ROUND DANCING
Location: Sutherland - Sydney NSW
Full details to follow
Ph: 0415 222 150
Thu 31 Dec NSW Shire Dance Lessons
2020 NEW YEAR'S EVE DANCE
Location: Sutherland - Sydney NSW
RSVP - Expression of interest via email
Full details to follow
Ph: 0415 222 150
Mar 2021
Fri 26 Mar to
Sun 28 Mar
NSW Shire Dance Lessons
A CELEBRATION OF 25 WONDERFUL YEARS OF DANCING
Location: Sutherland - Sydney NSW
Email to be kept up to date with details as they come to hand
Ph: 0415 222 150
Apr 2021
Fri 30 Apr to
Sun 2 May
NSW Square and Round Dance Association of NSW Inc.
41ST NSW STATE CONVENTION, GLOUCESTER NSW
Bucketts of Fun in 2021!
The Basketball & Recreation Centre
Drive down Denison Street towards the caravan park and cross Boundary Road. The Centre is to the left. Refer to map in the Convention Info pdf, and optional events in the Promo pdf.
Convention Info (493KB PDF)
Promo (518KB PDF)
Registration form (419KB PDF)
Accommodation (954KB PDF)
Secretary

Convenor James Brooks

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Jun 2021
Thu 24 Jun to
Mon 28 Jun
NT 62ND AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL SQUARE DANCE CONVENTION
DARWIN 2021 - Living Our Dream - Together in the Top End
Marrara Stadium
Theme: Living Our Dream - Together in the Top End

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